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Pepa Ambrosio-Albala

Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds

I am a research fellow in the School of Earth and Environment and School of Process and Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds with eight years of experience in the fields of climate change and energy. I am currently responsible for the methodological and theoretical design to understand how the UK Steel industry could be decarbonised based on the stakeholders' needs and expectations (CREDS funded project).

I am specialised in people's understanding and behavioural changes to reaching sustainability, mainly in the field of energy technology and energy poverty using mixed methods (quantitative survey, qualitative interviews, focus groups, secondary data analysis). I have ample experience in conducting empirical work related to public and stakeholders engagement and perceptions. My work has provided evidence to communities and local authorities in Spain and Latin America and have informed local authorities and practitioners at UK and European level.

Previous work included addressing public acceptance and stakeholders' perception of energy technology investigating and leading work on how material and psychological aspects of stakeholders' perception, influence the development of V2G new business models of urban transport demand (UKRI Bus2Grid); understanding public acceptance of energy storage at the community and household level in the UK (EPSRC C-MADEnS; EP/N001745/1); examining the impact of energy market liberalisation on the energy-poor (EPSRC CIE-MAP/ EP/N022645/1) and how energy-vulnerable households' social relations impact on their capacity to withstand energy poverty (White Rose University Consortium Collaboration Fund).


  • 2016–present
    Dr, University of Leeds